Limit Number of Pages Displayed with Pagination

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Hi there,

I'm using Pagination within one of my page types and I'd like to limit the number of pages it renders with the following code: <?php echo $paginator->getPages(); ?>

Right now, I have my page list set to display 5 items per page. I have 35 items, and therefore my pagination looks something like so:

Prev [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next

(the brackets around the 1 represent the active page)

I'd like to limit the pagination to only display 5 pages at a time. So that it looks something like so:

Prev [1] 2 3 4 5 Next

And if you were on page 5, it would look something like so:

Prev 3 4 [5] 6 7 Next

And so on. It doesn't need to work exactly like this. My main concern is just limiting the amount of pages that get output by $paginator->getPages();

I've searched high and low but I can't find any information on how to achieve this. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks!

roketto
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roketto replied on at Permalink Reply
roketto
No one has any ideas on how to achieve this?
shahroq replied on at Permalink Reply
shahroq
The default behavior in page_list block is to show 5 item before and after the current page, plus first and last pages. to change this 5, simply replace 5 to another number at:
\concrete\core\helpers\pagination.php: function getPages (line 200 & line 215)
adz replied on at Permalink Reply
adz
The code that generates this page section is found in /concrete/core/helpers/pagination.php the getPages() function.

I needed to do this the other day, so created: pagination.php in th e/helpers folder.

<?php  defined('C5_EXECUTE') or die("Access Denied.");
/**
 * Class to paginate record sets.
 * @package Helpers
 * @category Concrete
 * @author Tony Trupp <[email protected]>
 * @copyright  Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Concrete5. (http://www.concrete5.org)
 * @license   http://www.concrete5.org/license/...     MIT License
 */
class PaginationHelper extends Concrete5_Helper_Pagination {
    function getPages($wrapper='span', $pagesEitherSide=5){
      if($this->number_of_pages==1) return;
      $pages_made=0;
      for ($i=0;$i<$this->number_of_pages;$i++){
         //preceeding dots for high number of pages



I've just added the variable to the function for $pagesEitherSide, and changed where 5 (the default value) existed to this variable.

However you will need to call the getPages with getPages('span', NUMBER_OF_PAGES), as it is the second argument.
roketto replied on at Permalink Reply
roketto
ADZ - Your code actually worked. But this definitely isn't an exact copy of what is in the core's pagingation.php file. Did you just write this yourself?

EDIT - I just noticed the code only half works. If the user starts navigating with the prev/next links in the navigation the numbers will return to the default amount when the page reloads.

Thanks
roketto replied on at Permalink Reply
roketto
A year later, I'm still trying to do this without success. I can edit the file in the core, but I get an error it I make a copy and place it into the /helpers/ folder.

Anyone know why?